They can get annoying. The icons on Windows 7 sitting on your desktop could get really annoying and there is no obvious way to delete it. I'm talking about apps such as Recycle Bin and My Computer; you know the default ones. However the method to remove the icons is really easy when you know how to do it, and this is what I'll be covering in this post. I'm not exactly sure on what versions of Windows this method will work, but it does certainly work on Windows 7. Before we start you might want to check out these few related articles on Alwarakiblog:
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So let's get started.Search your Windows 7 using spotlight search for "hide common icons". You will find a result called "Show or Hide common icons on the desktop".
When you click on it you will get a window with options to hide (or show) the default Windows apps on your desktop. Simply tick the ones you want and untick the ones you don't want.